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The NEW Matthew Henry Commentary for PocketBible

Posted on: June 26th, 2012 by Michelle Stramel No Comments

New Matthew Henry Commentary Cover

We have released the NEW Matthew Henry Commentary for use with PocketBible and MyBible. This updated and edited version of Matthew Henry’s classic commentary retains the beauty and reliability of the original while making it easier to for today’s reader to enjoy and understand. The updated commentary is still based on the King James Version text and sells for $23.99.

The commentary was updated by Martin Manser (also author of the Dictionary of Bible Themes). He offers some insight into the challenge and decisions he had to make in updating the text in this article (links to PDF file).

Now complete: Expositor’s Bible Commentary for PocketBible

Posted on: June 6th, 2012 by Michelle Stramel 5 Comments


A few months back, we released the New Testament volumes of the Expositor’s Bible Commentary from Zondervan for use with PocketBible and MyBible. The Old Testament Volumes of this commentary set are now available as well. You can purchase New Testament ($79.99), Old Testament ($99.99) or a money-saving bundle of both ($129.99).

Features of the Expositor’s Bible Commentary include:

  • ECPA Gold Medallion Award Winner
  • Based on the New International Version text
  • This is the unabridged edition of the commentary that was originally published in 12 volumes (covers every book of the Bible plus introductory articles).
  • 78 contributors from various countries and Christian faith traditions
  • Includes introduction, outline, bibliography and expository comments for every book of the Bible
  • The chief principle of interpretation: grammatico-historical, which is to make clear the meaning of the text at the time and in the circumstancese of its writing.

If you are using the New Testament Volumes in PocketBible or own these titles in print, please share what you think of them in the comments.

New for PocketBible: Dictionary of Christian Spirituality

Posted on: May 30th, 2012 by Michelle Stramel 1 Comment


Christian Spirituality. Spiritual Formation. Spiritual Theology. All have become important concepts in the global evangelical community. The Dictionary of Christian Spirituality, now available for PocketBible and MyBible, is an accessible and reliable academic resource for information on the full range of Christian traditions of spirituality. It is also attentive to otherwise neglected topics, concerns, and formative figures in the evangelical tradition of spirituality.

Part One of the dictionary gives you 34 “integrative perspective” essays that provide insight into the major themes of Christian spirituality. Part Two of the dictionary provides nearly seven hundred shorter length articles on historical Christian movements, biographical profiles, and other concepts and topics pertinent to the study of Christian spirituality. The articles offer a discerning orientation to the wealth of ecumenical resources available, exploring the similarities and differences between Christianity and alternate spiritualties. All in all a singular reference filled with informative, interesting articles on Christian spirituality that you won’t find elsewhere.

The Dictionary of Christian Spirituality sells for $31.99 and can be used with PocketBible for iOS, Android, Windows PC and Windows Mobile. It is also available for use with MyBible for Palm OS.

New for PocketBible: KJV and NIV Commentary

Posted on: May 17th, 2012 by Michelle Stramel No Comments

We have released new commentary for use with PocketBible and MyBible, Zondervan King James Version Commentary. The two volumes in this set can be purchased separately or as a bundle:

The Zondervan KJV Commentary is based on the best-selling Zondervan KJV Study Bible. Study notes have been expanded by a group of conservative, evangelical scholars from a wide range of denominations to encompass the two volumes of commentary. Includes verse-by-verse exposition that is based on the King James Version text.

Also available for use with PocketBible and MyBible is the NIV Bible Study Commentary from Zondervan. This is a one-volume commentary designed to be a companion to your reading of the New International Version (NIV) Bible. It is more of a quick reference resource rather than an in-depth study tool. Valuable when you want to get an overview rather than diving deep into a passage.

New for PocketBible: An A to Z Guide to Biblical Prophecy and the End Times

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012 by Michelle Stramel 1 Comment

We have released a new dictionary for use with PocketBible and MyBible, An A to Z Guide to Biblical Prophecy and the End Times published by Zondervan.

The dictionary is a comprehensive reference tool designed to help you understand biblical prophecy. Based on solid scholarship, it contains clear and readable entries on a broad sweep of topics relevant to biblical prophecy, providing insight to complicated subjects in a balanced fashion. Articles are arranged from A to Z for easy navigation. Topics covered include everything you would expect and more such as Abomination of Desolation, Gog and Magog, Great White Throne Judgement, Thousand-Year Reign and United Nations.

An A to Z Guide to Biblical Prophecy and the End Times is available for $10.99 and can be purchased and downloaded from the Laridian web site.

New IVP Pocket Reference Books Released

Posted on: April 26th, 2012 by Michelle Stramel No Comments

Laridian has released the following two additional titles in the InterVarsity Press (IVP) Pocket Reference Series:

Pocket Guide to World Religions offers a concise, informative guide with answers to basic questions about the world’s varied religions. What do they believe? How do their beliefs effect how they eat, dress, live? How many followers do they have? Twelve major religions are covered including Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Parsi, Shinto, and Sikhism. And sixteen new religious movements are covered. As the author, Winfried Corduan, mentions in the preface, “This book is written for those of us who do not know anything about other religions and do not have the option of subjecting ourselves to lengthy and laborious study.”

If you are interested in this title, you might also like related Pocket books: Pocket Dictionary of New Religious Movements and Pocket Dictionary of North American Denominations.


Pocket History of Theology offers a clear and informed guide to the central tenets of Christian faith and the internal threats and external challenges it has faced and continues to confront even today. If you like learning about Christian or Church History, this is an important aspect of it.

If you are interested in this title, you might also like related Pocket books: Pocket Dictionary of Church History and Pocket History of the Church.

The Pocket Guide to World Religions and Pocket History of Theology are available separately for $4.99 each. Other Pocket titles available sell for $4.99 to $5.99 each. All Pocket titles we offer are also part of our IVP Pocket Reference Series bundle which includes 14 Pocket Reference volumes for $57.99.


New for PocketBible and MyBible: Expositor’s Bible Commentary, New Testament

Posted on: April 2nd, 2012 by Michelle Stramel 3 Comments


We have released the Zondervan Expositor’s Bible Commentary: New Testament for use with PocketBible for iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Windows PC and MyBible for Palm OS.

As the name suggests, this commentary focuses on providing pastors and Bible students with a comprehensive and scholarly tool for the exposition of the Scriptures. Over the years, it has become a staple of seminary and college libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide. The New International Version (NIV) of the Bible (sold separately) provides the basis for the comments, but authors also refer freely to other translations and to the original languages.

The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: New Testament sells for $79.99.

New for PocketBible: Cornerstone Biblical Commentary Series

Posted on: March 29th, 2012 by Michelle Stramel 11 Comments
We released six volumes in the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary Series this week:

We had previously released eleven volumes in this series. You can purchase each volume separately for $19.99 or all seventeen volumes in one money-saving bundle, Cornerstone Biblical Commentary Series, for $249.99 (26% savings over purchasing separately). The books are available for use with PocketBible for Windows, iOS, Android and Windows Mobile.

This commentary series offers some unique features:

  • Comments are based on the New Living Translation Bible text (although you can use the commentary with any Bible in PocketBible). Many of the authors and editors of the commentary series participated in the creation of the NLT.
  • The commentary is recent scholarship (2006 to present – three volumes still to come).
  • Presents the message of each passage as well as an overview of other issues surrounding the text


4 New Devotional Titles for PocketBible

Posted on: December 18th, 2011 by Michelle Stramel 2 Comments

Laridian has released four new devotional titles from the Tyndale Publishing House One Year Series for use with PocketBible. The four titles are:

Each volume contains 365 daily devotionals/readings. These new One Year devotionals sell for $9.99 each and are available for use with PocketBible for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, Windows PC, and Windows Mobile.

New for PocketBible: Synopsis of the Books of the Bible by John Nelson Darby

Posted on: December 15th, 2011 by Michelle Stramel No Comments

Laridian has released the Synopsis of the Books of the Bible for use with PocketBible. The Synopsis of the Books of the Bible is introductory and overview information on the books of the Bible with chapter-by-chapter commentary written by John Nelson Darby.

Often regarded as the father of Dispensationalism, John Darby’s influence has been felt throughout the generations. His teachings and works have changed the thinking of clergy and layman alike. The Synopsis was originally published in print form in five volumes:

  • Volume 1: Genesis to 2 Chronicles
  • Volume 2: Ezra to Malachi
  • Volume 3: Matthew to John
  • Volume 4: Acts to Philippians
  • Volume 5: Colossians to Revelation

The Synopsis of the Books of the Bible sells for $14.99 and is available for use with PocketBible for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, Windows PC, and Windows Mobile.

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